Re: KC brakes in 1959?

Rob Adams


Thanks for sharing the photo. Definitely KC brakes. Without knowing the photographer and his system for documentation, I think we have to be very skeptical about the photo date. I can't make out any reweigh data on that relatively low-res jpeg, but perhaps spotting features on the wood-sheathed ART reefers in the background could help date it. But 1959? I doubt it.

Regards, Rob Adams

Tim O'Connor wrote:

I just noticed this... a Mobil tank car in 1959 still equipped
with KC (or KD?) brakes.

Tim O'Connor
Rob Adams
Wellman, IA
Modeling Keokuk, IA operations and the CB&Q's K&W branch, circa 1938

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